Let's all hope this is a very unkind prank by Markus “Notch” Persson, the original creator of Minecraft, but it's looking very unlikely. Anyway, to add some context to that bit of a anomalous sentence, “Notch” took to Twitter to explain his thoughts about Minecraft coming to the Wii U... and apparently he doesn't have any because he's not aware of any plans to bring the indie-titan to Nintendo's home entertainment console.
Persson posted his reaction to rumors swirling hot and heavy around the barren wasteland of gaming news due to the end-of-year holiday season, stating the following on his Twitter account..
This comment alone sent ripples that turned into unfathomable waves of disappointment, as Nintendonites gathered as a throng at a vigil to mourn the lack of being able to mine and craft in Minecraft for the Wii U.
Previously, Nintendo Enthusiast wrote that they had good word from sources close to the developers, 4J Studios, about the further development of Minecraft ports for the PS4, Xbox One and PS Vita, due out before the summer of 2014. They also noted that a surprise platform was included as well... the Wii U.
Now there could have been a few things to take away from this, but unfortunately Persson clarified his position further by explaining exactly why Minecraft won't be coming to the Wii U just yet, tweeting the following message.
Well, that doesn't mean there won't be a Minecraft for the Wii U. I mean, it would be a huge disappointment for fans the world around to know that one of the biggest game releases of the seventh generation of home and computer entertainment wasn't coming to the Wii U. However, it's not entirely unlikely that Nintendo could be left out of the loop for one of the most popular emergent titles on the market.
Still, even if Minecraft misses a beat for the Wii U (for now), there's still the option for Nintendo to pursue other emergent options, such as Cubeworld or Rust.
Either way, we'll find out soon enough if Minecraft really is a bust for the Big 'N' or if they'll be able to play up their hand and get one of the most requested and anticipated games for their home console. In the meantime, you can at least check out one of the more popular videos of the survival, crafting, building game.